Cara Richardson


Illinois, Chicago

5.00 / 5 avg

11 Reviews

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About me

Hi! I'm Cara. I became a licensed speech-language pathologist in 2016 and since then I've worked in multiple settings, specifically in public and private schools, pediatric home health, teletherapy, as well as inpatient rehab with adults. I entered the field of speech pathology because I truly enjoy helping and working with others. What a rewarding career it is to be able to teach, encourage, guide, and assist in improving one's communication skills. My clinical style is individualized, family-centered, and client-centered.

Practice details and specialties

states licensed to practice




languages spoken


Education and training

B.S. - University of Kentucky

M.S. - Northwestern University


Accent Modification

Acquired Apraxia

Adult Articulation

Adult Dysphagia

Adult Fluency/Stuttering

Adult Social-Pragmatics


Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Autism Spectrum Disorder


Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Cleft Palate/Cleft Lip

Down’s Syndrome


Early Language Development

Executive Functioning



Pediatric Articulation/Phonological Disorder

Pediatric Fluency/Stuttering

Pediatric Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder

Pediatric/Adolescent Social-Pragmatics

Professional/Public Speaking

Traumatic Brain Injury


Other interests

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling to new cities and countries, trying out the latest restaurants, reading, being outdoors, and going to plays/shows.

Patient Reviews

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11 reviews

Very encouraging and helpful.

D.S./May 16, 2023

No choppiness

P.P./May 10, 2023

I would highly recommend Cara Richardson because she truly understands how to captivate a child's attention. My son looks forward every Monday to talk to her Cara. It's so cute to me because this a child who has always been on the shy side and barely communicating with strangers. Cara makes him feel so confident and she builds a organic relationship with her clients. She makes you feel like she is a friend and I'm really grateful for her. You have no idea! I hope she can stick around for a while because she truly is heaven sent! I also don't like to give any reviews or feedback but I feel compelled to inform you how lucky I am to be paired with Cara. I wish her nothing but blessings!

M.B./Apr 28, 2023

Ms. Cara has been VERY helpful on practices for helping to get (my child) speaking again after speech regression. The suggested techniques have been working.

N.B./Apr 28, 2023

Cara is the most amazing supportive speech therapist!

T.A./Apr 25, 2023

We love Cara's willingness to help us. My son engages and is learning new communication skills and strategies.

W.E./Apr 25, 2023

Throughout the time that (my child) has had his sessions I’ve been noticing a lot of improvement. He’s saying more words. Putting his words together to create a sentence, I can just see all of the great progression, and I am very appreciative of that. Thank you as always!

C.D./Apr 22, 2023

Cara is always great with (my child). She is positive and attentive. He's making really good progress.

S.N./Apr 21, 2023

She found the root cause of my speech issue and provided the solution. Which helped me to solve the issue

S.D./Apr 12, 2023

Cara is very warm and friendly. My son looks forward to his sessions with her.

A.R./Oct 25, 2022

Support & engaging

A.W./Sep 28, 2022

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